Can't start (reconfigure) Chef-server

Things I did, step by step:

  1. wget https://packages.chef.io/stable/ubuntu/14.04/chef-server-core_12.8.0-1_amd64.deb
  2. wget https://packages.chef.io/stable/ubuntu/12.04/chefdk_0.17.17-1_amd64.deb
  3. sudo dpkg -i chef*
  4. Wait for them to install
  5. And sudo chef-server-ctl reconfigure gives me

/opt/opscode/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/omnibus-ctl-0.5.0/lib/omnibus-ctl.rb:479:in remove_old_node_state: undefined method success? for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)

from /opt/opscode/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/omnibus-ctl-0.5.0/lib/omnibus-ctl.rb:495:in run_chef

from /opt/opscode/embedded/service/omnibus-ctl/chef-server-ctl:222:in reconfigure

from /opt/opscode/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/omnibus-ctl-0.5.0/lib/omnibus-ctl.rb:736:in run

from /opt/opscode/embedded/service/omnibus-ctl/chef-server-ctl:237:in <main>

My /etc/opscode/chef-server.rb:

server_name = "IP.ADD.RES.123"

api_fqdn server_name
bookshelf[‘vip’] =
server_name
nginx[‘url’] = "http://#{server_name}"

nginx[‘server_name’] = server_name

(same error even if I leave this empty, or set server_name to ‘localhost’, ‘crti-test-vps’ or whatever)

Server is hosted at DigitalOcean and doesn’t have a domain name yet.

uname -a:

Linux crti-test-vps 4.4.0-28-generic #47~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 24 16:30:35 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

This is the third one-off report of this I've seen in the last couple of weeks. I think one of the other two involved chef-dk being installed as well. Would you be able to follow the same process without chefdk? If that's not an option, I'd be interested to know if force-reinstalling chef server has an effect?

I'll run some tests in the morning myself as well.

Marc A. Paradise

Chef Software, Inc.From: chef@discoursemail.comSent: September 19, 2016 12:25 PMTo: marc@chef.ioReply-to: chef+c33713d93ef1ef6e95d4080b1b46f34f@discoursemail.comSubject: [chef] Can't start (reconfigure) Chef-server

nikkey2x2

September 19

Things I did, step by step:

  1. wget https://packages.chef.io/stable/ubuntu/14.04/chef-server-core_12.8.0-1_amd64.deb
  2. wget https://packages.chef.io/stable/ubuntu/12.04/chefdk_0.17.17-1_amd64.deb
  3. sudo dpkg -i chef*
  4. Wait for them to install
  5. And sudo chef-server-ctl reconfigure gives me

/opt/opscode/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/omnibus-ctl-0.5.0/lib/omnibus-ctl.rb:479:in remove_old_node_state: undefined method success? for nil:NilClass (NoMethodError)

from /opt/opscode/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/omnibus-ctl-0.5.0/lib/omnibus-ctl.rb:495:in <code style="background-color:#f1f1ff;padding:2px 5px">run_chef</code>



from /opt/opscode/embedded/service/omnibus-ctl/chef-server-ctl:222:in <code style="background-color:#f1f1ff;padding:2px 5px">reconfigure</code>



from /opt/opscode/embedded/lib/ruby/gems/2.1.0/gems/omnibus-ctl-0.5.0/lib/omnibus-ctl.rb:736:in <code style="background-color:#f1f1ff;padding:2px 5px">run</code>



from /opt/opscode/embedded/service/omnibus-ctl/chef-server-ctl:237:in <code style="background-color:#f1f1ff;padding:2px 5px">&lt;main&gt;</code></p>

My /etc/opscode/chef-server.rb:

server_name = "IP.ADD.RES.123"

api_fqdn server_name

bookshelf['vip'] =

server_name

nginx['url'] = "http://#{server_name}"

nginx['server_name'] = server_name

(same error even if I leave this empty, or set server_name to 'localhost', 'crti-test-vps' or whatever)

Server is hosted at DigitalOcean and doesn't have a domain name yet.

uname -a:

Linux crti-test-vps 4.4.0-28-generic #47~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 24 16:30:35 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


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Following these same steps, I was not able to reproduce this. I’ll keep poking at it and have opened a github issue [1] for tracking.

[1] https://github.com/chef/chef-server/issues/942